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    Author(s): Roger M. Rowell
    Date: 2007
    Source: Proceedings of the Coatings Wood and Wood Composites: designing for durability, 2007 July 23-25, Seattle, WA. Blue Bell, PA: Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, 2007: [9] p.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    Description

    Wood can be coated with a clear finish, stained or painted to provide protection from water and ultra violet energy. In this case the coating and wood are two different phases that coexist. Another approach is to provide protection by “coating” in the surface not on the surface. Such an approach is referred to as an envelop rather than a coating. This can be done in several ways including cold plasma surface functionalization, monomer-polymer surface impregnation, surface chemical modification, combination of polymer-chemical modification, high temperature surface chemical conversions, nano whiskers in surface polymers, control release of chemicals when needed, self-cleaning envelopes, surface densification, inorganic surface envelopes (such as aluminum), modified veneers over junk, and finishes that are in the surface not on the surface.

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    Citation

    Rowell, Roger M. 2007. High-performance envelopes for wood. In: Proceedings of the Coatings Wood and Wood Composites: designing for durability, 2007 July 23-25, Seattle, WA. Blue Bell, PA: Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, 2007: [9] p.

    Keywords

    Weathering, coatings, deterioration, moisture, ultraviolet radiation, wood surfaces, low temperature plasmas, monomers, polymers, heat treatment, nanocrystals, nanotechnology, aluminum, surface chemistry, veneers, veneering, water repellents, exposure tests, durability, moisture control, envelopes, impregnation, chemical modification of wood, nanocellulose, self-cleaning, chemical release, densification, modified wood, review article, reviews

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